Medicine & TechnologyThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently conducted a deep-sea dive, which included capturing a red disk-shaped jellyfish 2,300 feet beneath the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.
An invasive species of jellyfish was recently spotted several times across beaches in North Carolina. Factors such as global warming and the movement of ships may have brought the jellyfish further north than usual.
A jellyfish has been seen swimming in the Venice canals, which has been virtually empty because of the government's lockdown due to COVID-19. Other marine life emerged ever since, with air pollution reduced significantly.
Scientists were able to dig as deep as 3,000 meters below sea level where they have captured the unknown creatures including the UFO jellyfish. The video showed the translucent outer skin of the UFO jellyfish.
The blue blubber jellyfish that washed up in Queensland, Australia looked a like a sea of bubble wrap. While the sight of jellyfish washing up on the back is common, marine biologists have commented that they are never this many.
Without fins or bones capable of paddling, in terms of appearances, jellyfish may seem like mere drifters of the sea. But even in spite of their major deficits, including the absence of a heart and brains, these invertebrates have an incredible talent for swimming. So much so that no other creature under the sea can quite compete in terms of efficiency and skills. Though their tactics have long been misunderstood, a new study adds to the working knowledge that these brainless creatures are far more clever than we give them credit for.
While jellyfish may seem like an innocuous marine species, most commonly known for their ability to sting, a new study published in the journal Current Biology reveals that the little gelatinous creatures are actually quite efficient in traversing waves, and can also detect the direction of ocean currents to effectively swim against them. Like a character straight out of Oz, without a heart, bones and even a brain, these little creatures may seem like their helpless in the wild but they’re proving that they can swim against the currents life brings them.
They may lack brains, bones, and even a heart, but jellyfish are undoubtedly some of the most interesting creatures marine biologists have come to research. Even in spite of their major deficits, and their obvious downfalls, jellyfish have an incredible talent for swimming. So much so that no other creature under the sea can quite compete in terms of efficiency and skills. Though their tactics have long been misunderstood, a new study adds to the working knowledge that these brainless creatures are far more clever than we give them credit for.